Tag Archives: state of grace

QUAERITUR: Priests obliged to say the daily Office but not daily Mass.

From a reader:
It is my understanding that those ordained to the priesthood are bound by canon law to pray the main hours of the Divine Office daily. I think by main hours, it is Matins, Lauds, Sext?, Vespers & Compline. However, how come … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Will I go to heaven if I die in the state of grace?

From a reader:
Would it be accurate to say that if one were in the state of grace at death, one can be assured of reaching heaven after being purified in purgatory?
If you die in the state of grace, that is, … Continue reading

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A summer reminder

Summer time and early autumn may not involve a great liturgical cycle such as Advent/Christmas, Lent/Easter, during which we may be reminded to prepare for a great feast by confession.
But every Sunday is a feast of precept, a Holy Day … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Confirmed or ordained but not in the state of grace – Fr. Z rants

From a reader:
My question is regarding confirmation. Do those who receive the sacrament have to be in a state of grace in order for it to take? (the answer, I assume, is yes). I ask this because I am not … Continue reading

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